Seminary Program

This is where we post the essays from many of our Universal Life Church Seminary students. When students finish a ULC course, they write a comprehensive essay about their experiences with the course, what they learned, didn't learn, were inspired by, etc. Here are their essays.

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Friday, August 20, 2010

A Course In Miracles

Dr. of Metaphysics Dissertation

The Dr. of Metaphysics course was a very eye-opening experience. It brought a lot of self recognition as
well as the surroundings of everyday life.  When one comes to realize the miracles of everyday
life, that is the day that their three minds become aligned, their way of thinking is through their higher guidance not their ego. They come to understand that they have a soul and a higher purpose in life.  When you realize you have a soul, you come to realize it's purpose is to learn while here on Earth. Not only is it its need to learn but also to teach others that go astray from their higher purpose.

The way to teach others is through everyday contact with others. The actions that are done to others, the words spoken, the thoughts, they all need to be examined for us to learn from. The answer to all those actions is through forgiveness. Only through forgiveness can a soul truly heal. When a person asks for forgiveness from their heart it is exchanged between them and the person being asked.  Everything in life happens for a reason. We don't know why the dark side of life happens. But we delight in the beauty and bounty of nature, the gifts of our talents, the pursuit of happiness and love from others. When we learn to accept, we recognize that both the dark and the light sides of life nourish us.  It bears witness that all things work together for good for those who love God. With an attitude of acceptance even our personal shortcomings become blessings.

According to A Course in Miracles, prayer is the medium of miracles. It releases us from fear-based thinking of our egos and aligns our minds with the love of God. Also in the course it is said "through prayer love is received, and through miracles love is expressed". That makes prayer the greatest gift with which God blessed His son at his creation.

If you truly pray for something from your heart, you are asking for intervention at the level of cause.  When we do this we may be afraid of receiving the very result we are seeking. What we must truly pray for is not always given an answer we seek, if we were then God would be giving us more than we could handle and God does not burden his children. That is why guidance is always given in the form of everyday interactions.  Signs of an answer are given all around you, when you lest expect them. We just need to be receptive and look with open hearts to receive them.


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